Happy Memorial Day!
After the storm we had yesterday here in Central TX the sentiment of this creation is what I'm feeling & hoping for:
nothing but blue skies
We celebrated the holiday yesterday w/ bbq of St Louis Ribs. Hubby grilled the ribs. I made a pasta salad using from our garden: tomatoes (we have 3 types growing: Cherry, Grape & Roma Juliet), red onion (we also have TX sweet onions growing) and Basil (we have several herbs growing).
I like BlueBonnets which are the TX State Flower. They bloom in Spring and do not last long. Couple yrs ago hubby & I bought some BlueBonnet plants and planted them in our backyard under a Mini Magnolia Tree. Each yr they come back reseeding on their own as well as I burst the seeds from the pods when they go dormant (brown) and plant more each yr. I still have some that are blooming in a spot that I did not plant and either birds or wind dispersed the seeds there near a wood pile we have near the garage.
Used Tim Holtz Wildflowers die for first time. Paper pieced the Wildflower using core'dinations blue & green cardstock.
Used many TH Distress Inks on the wildflowers (see list below). Used US embossing folder for first time. Used Wink of Stella pens: clear on the Wildflowers & gold on the embossed state of TX. Heat embossed the sentiment. Added ribbons.
I'm going to use this as a decoration.
Woodpile near our fence where the BlueBonnets that are still blooming in my yard are:
We bought this type of grill because it can be used with charcoal or gas. We like the taste of using charcoal along with cedar chips.
Daisy had to get in on the
embossing: Recollections blue emb powder Sizzix US emb folder
paper: scrapbook - Sky cardstock - gold, white Darice Lt Blue Plaid
pen: Wink of Stella - clear, gold
ribbon: Spool 'O Ribbon - blues/white
Spellbinder: die - Nest Inverted Circle
stamps: Hero Arts LP286 - sentiment
Tim Holtz: cardstock - core'dinations - blue, green die - Wildflowers
Distress Ink - broken china, chipped sapphire, mowed lawn, salty ocean,
shaded lilac, squeezed lemonade
Entering this into the following challenges:
5/31 Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper May 2016 Ch UE 5/1
5/31 DLART May Linky nostack 1Eperday 5/1
6/3 Glitter and Sparkle Ch 190 Flower Power 3E(#1) 5/29
6/3 Sweet Stampin Embossing 2E(#2) 5/28
6/4 Anything But Cute Ch13 Celebrate Your Style UE 5/5
6/5 Craftin Desert Divas Craft It Up Link It Up Linky Party Create a Scene UE 5/23
created a scene by photographing the decor near some actual BlueBonnets
6/5 Simon Says Stamp Mon Monochrome 5E(#1) 5/30 Monochrome - blues
6/5 Stamped Blessings Anything Goes 2E(#2) 5/29
6/6 Cuttlebug Mania Ch Embossing 3E(#3) 5/24
6/25 Simon Says Stamp Work It Wed May 2016 Ch Sunshine 3E(#3) 5/25